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Penstemon clevelandii var. clevelandii

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Penstemon clevelandii var. clevelandii
Penstemon clevelandii var. clevelandii

Species Name: Penstemon clevelandii var. clevelandii
Common Name: Cleveland Penstemon

Super tough penstemon handles heat, cold and wind. Beautiful reddish/purple blooms attract hummers. Prefers good drainage.

Plant Family: Scrophulariaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 2-3' H x 2' W
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining, rocky
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Reddish-purple
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Peninsular Range, Western Sonoran Desert
Natural Habitat: Rocky hillsides, rock crevices, in creosote bush scrub, juniper/pinyon woodland, chaparral from 1320-5000'

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